S.M.S.L SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP – Well worth spending more over lesser units

Good controls and it really is helpful being equipped to cycle inputs and outputs with the push of a button.

Good improvement in seem high-quality and wonderful value for cash. Experienced this for over a month now and incredibly happy with it. Unquestionably enhances the sound from my speakers and headphones and fantastic that i can leave my headphones plugged into the device and swap concerning the speakers or headphones as and when. Neat device on rubber ft which won’t transfer. Most of my tunes is mp3’s at 320 kbps (windows 10) and unit is made use of with ruark audio pc speakers and alessandro grado headphones. I realise you can get significantly better high-quality dac’s but at this selling price the device is great value if you want to increase the sound from your personal computer.

Went from an m3 to this and i can undoubtedly observe an improvement in seem high-quality , additional in-depth, more substantial soundstage, just an all round cleaner audio. Paired with some dt770 80ohm b&d headphones , the win10 motorists that auto set up are the best kinds to use, do not hassle downloading the older cmedia kinds.Here are the specifications for the S.M.S.L SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP:

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  • Excellent hardware performance, innovative and flexible joystick operation, intuitive interface and display sleek look and a wealth of input and output interfaces.
  • Asynchronous USB, Optical, Coaxial input, support up to 32bit/384KHZ, Integrated Headphone Amplifier, 6.5mm front Jack output.
  • Flexible, integrated and innovative joystick control method, including the volume control, input switch, output mode witch.
  • Compatible with the high performance headphones including Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Philips, Sony and etc.

Beautiful rich, effortless sound, deserves six stars. Beautiful rich, effortless sound. I found it a little tricky to set up initually. It has just one ‘mini-joystick’ control. Push up and down increases and lowers volume, respectively, but only when you have it swtched to headphones, not when switched to the rca outputs. Push the joystick to the left toggles between each of the three inputs, usb, co-axial, optical. A long push to the left switches the screen-saver off and on. Best to switch screen-saver on to save screen burn-out. Push the joystick to the right toggles between headphones and rca outputs. Now, this is the bit i struggled with.

An fantastic bit of tools this. Its my 1st smsl piece of hifi, but judging by its top quality, both equally of establish and efficiency, it wont be the last. The dac is fairly whole specced and the headphone amp excellent. Fairly how they do this for the lowly value is a thriller, but i’m not complaining. Great up coming day support from amazon far too.

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The perfect desktop dac/amp. I never give out five stars flippantly. I’ll protect just about every element of the gadget. # one/4′ headphone socketfirstly, this is substantially greater than a three. They’re sturdier and give additional possibilities. I have a tendency to go away a an adapter in there for convenience when plugging in headphones, as they’re typically 3. Some amps will not likely allow you leave an adapter sitting in there.

Good controls and it really is helpful being equipped to cycle inputs and outputs with the push of a button.

Powers akg k712 pro no dilemma, appropriate little beast. What can i say, £120 of musical genius, bought this to energy my akg k712 pro’s just due to the fact of reading one more overview on below in which anyone outlined that they experienced made use of this on an additional akg headset so assumed what the hell i will give it a go not expecting the earth as it value 50 % of what the headphones value but jesus it powers them flawlessly. I use it off of my pc by way of usb, i use most of the quantity regulate about 55 out 60 on the dial but then i just regulate the ton from the pc so don’t have to keep modifying it, but that does have them screaming so particular desire really as i like it loud, i also tried out it on a pair of audio technica m50x which sad to say i experienced to send out back again as the ear cups are built for a five yr previous little one for some motive and in which extremely awkward within just a handful of minutes of carrying them, but it pushed them no issue, the bass was vibrating the pads off of my head. I typically steer clear of the built in china stuff just mainly because of prior bad activities but palms up, i cant fault this minimal beast at all, the only adverse i can discover is it arrives with a gray usb cable in which black would of been a little bit stealthier, and if that is the only detrimental then really its best.

Good high-quality smsl amp and with a great deal relationship on the. Excellent good quality smsl amp and with a great deal connection on the back and split for headphones and speakers, pleasant digital show and digital solitary joystick kind front multi way button.

Won’t be able to go erroneous for the cost. Labored straight out of box on windows ten, up and running with foobar and tidal in just minutes no difficulty, no driver set up desired (for some added capabilities i believe you want to use the equipped motorists). Changed an audioquest dragonfly one. Appears to audio a little bit lusher and deeper but that could be mainly because it can be driving my headphones (hd600) much much more conveniently than the dragonfly. Also ofc you have the included adaptability of outputs to an amp with this and i have it heading as a result of a inexpensive aged t-amp to some wharfedales and it appears quite very good.

Beautiful rich, effortless sound, deserves six stars. Beautiful rich, effortless sound. I found it a little tricky to set up initually. It has just one ‘mini-joystick’ control. Push up and down increases and lowers volume, respectively, but only when you have it swtched to headphones, not when switched to the rca outputs. Push the joystick to the left toggles between each of the three inputs, usb, co-axial, optical. A long push to the left switches the screen-saver off and on. Best to switch screen-saver on to save screen burn-out. Push the joystick to the right toggles between headphones and rca outputs. Now, this is the bit i struggled with.

Went from an m3 to this and i can undoubtedly observe an improvement in seem high-quality , additional in-depth, more substantial soundstage, just an all round cleaner audio. Paired with some dt770 80ohm b&d headphones , the win10 motorists that auto set up are the best kinds to use, do not hassle downloading the older cmedia kinds.

The perfect desktop dac/amp. I never give out five stars flippantly. I’ll protect just about every element of the gadget. # one/4′ headphone socketfirstly, this is substantially greater than a three. They’re sturdier and give additional possibilities. I have a tendency to go away a an adapter in there for convenience when plugging in headphones, as they’re typically 3. Some amps will not likely allow you leave an adapter sitting in there.

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  1. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    Great desktop dac/amp, bought it to drive hd600s, now drives fostex mk3s in addition which are supposed to be hard to drive. I have never listened to a headphone volume above 34 (out of 60). I use 32 on the mk3s and 28 on the hd600s for a decent listening volume. I thought i heard better bass detail and instrument separation using this versus the soundcard i used previously but i never compared side to side. On/off button was difficult for the first few weeks but seems to have bedded in after use.
    1. Great desktop dac/amp, bought it to drive hd600s, now drives fostex mk3s in addition which are supposed to be hard to drive. I have never listened to a headphone volume above 34 (out of 60). I use 32 on the mk3s and 28 on the hd600s for a decent listening volume. I thought i heard better bass detail and instrument separation using this versus the soundcard i used previously but i never compared side to side. On/off button was difficult for the first few weeks but seems to have bedded in after use.
  2. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    An excellent bit of equipment this. Its my first smsl piece of hifi, but judging by its quality, both of build and performance, it wont be the last. The dac is pretty full specced and the headphone amp superb. Quite how they do this for the lowly price is a mystery, but i’m not complaining. Excellent next day service from amazon too.
  3. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    An excellent bit of equipment this. Its my first smsl piece of hifi, but judging by its quality, both of build and performance, it wont be the last. The dac is pretty full specced and the headphone amp superb. Quite how they do this for the lowly price is a mystery, but i’m not complaining. Excellent next day service from amazon too.
  4. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    Can’t go wrong for the price. Worked straight out of box on windows 10, up and running with foobar and tidal within minutes no problem, no driver install needed (for some extra features i think you need to use the supplied drivers). Replaced an audioquest dragonfly 1. Seems to sound a bit lusher and deeper but that may be because it’s driving my headphones (hd600) much more easily than the dragonfly. Also ofc you have the added flexibility of outputs to an amp with this and i have it going through a cheap old t-amp to some wharfedales and it sounds pretty good.
  5. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    Can’t go wrong for the price. Worked straight out of box on windows 10, up and running with foobar and tidal within minutes no problem, no driver install needed (for some extra features i think you need to use the supplied drivers). Replaced an audioquest dragonfly 1. Seems to sound a bit lusher and deeper but that may be because it’s driving my headphones (hd600) much more easily than the dragonfly. Also ofc you have the added flexibility of outputs to an amp with this and i have it going through a cheap old t-amp to some wharfedales and it sounds pretty good.
  6. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    The perfect desktop dac/amp. I don’t give out 5 stars lightly. I’ll cover each aspect of the device. # 1/4″ headphone socketfirstly, this is much better than a 3. They’re sturdier and give more options. I tend to leave a an adapter in there for convenience when plugging in headphones, as they’re mostly 3. Some amps won’t let you leave an adapter sitting in there.
    1. The perfect desktop dac/amp. I don’t give out 5 stars lightly. I’ll cover each aspect of the device. # 1/4″ headphone socketfirstly, this is much better than a 3. They’re sturdier and give more options. I tend to leave a an adapter in there for convenience when plugging in headphones, as they’re mostly 3. Some amps won’t let you leave an adapter sitting in there.
      1. Powers akg k712 pro no problem, right little beast. What can i say, £120 of musical genius, got this to power my akg k712 pro’s just because of reading another review on here where someone mentioned that they had used this on another akg headset so thought what the hell i will give it a go not expecting the earth as it cost half of what the headphones cost but jesus it powers them perfectly. I use it off of my pc via usb, i use most of the volume control about 55 out 60 on the dial but then i just control the lot from the pc so don’t have to keep adjusting it, but that does have them screaming so personal preference really as i like it loud, i also tried it on a pair of audio technica m50x which unfortunately i had to send back as the ear cups are designed for a 5 year old child for some reason and where very uncomfortable within a few minutes of wearing them, but it pushed them no problem, the bass was vibrating the pads off of my head. I usually avoid the made in china stuff just because of previous bad experiences but hands up, i cant fault this little beast at all, the only negative i can find is it comes with a grey usb cable where black would of been a bit stealthier, and if that’s the only negative then really its perfect.
  7. Powers akg k712 pro no problem, right little beast. What can i say, £120 of musical genius, got this to power my akg k712 pro’s just because of reading another review on here where someone mentioned that they had used this on another akg headset so thought what the hell i will give it a go not expecting the earth as it cost half of what the headphones cost but jesus it powers them perfectly. I use it off of my pc via usb, i use most of the volume control about 55 out 60 on the dial but then i just control the lot from the pc so don’t have to keep adjusting it, but that does have them screaming so personal preference really as i like it loud, i also tried it on a pair of audio technica m50x which unfortunately i had to send back as the ear cups are designed for a 5 year old child for some reason and where very uncomfortable within a few minutes of wearing them, but it pushed them no problem, the bass was vibrating the pads off of my head. I usually avoid the made in china stuff just because of previous bad experiences but hands up, i cant fault this little beast at all, the only negative i can find is it comes with a grey usb cable where black would of been a bit stealthier, and if that’s the only negative then really its perfect.
  8. This review is from : SMSL M6 Asynchronous USB Optical Digital Hifi Stereo Decoder DAC 32bit 384KHZ Integrated Headphone Amplifier AMP Black

    A great dac/amp combo does the job that my laptop cant handle powering my akg k702. The smsl m6 would easily power higher impedance headphones if needed. I personally used the wasabi plugin in winamp so the music is sent straight to the dac with nothing in the pc interfering works great and once set up sounds brilliant. Great dac/amp for the price highly recommend.
    1. A great dac/amp combo does the job that my laptop cant handle powering my akg k702. The smsl m6 would easily power higher impedance headphones if needed. I personally used the wasabi plugin in winamp so the music is sent straight to the dac with nothing in the pc interfering works great and once set up sounds brilliant. Great dac/amp for the price highly recommend.
      1. Decent improvement in sound quality and great value for money. Had this for over a month now and very happy with it. Certainly improves the sound from my speakers and headphones and great that i can leave my headphones plugged into the unit and switch between the speakers or headphones as and when. Neat unit on rubber feet which doesn’t move. Most of my music is mp3’s at 320 kbps (windows 10) and unit is used with ruark audio pc speakers and alessandro grado headphones. I realise you can get much better quality dac’s but at this price the unit is excellent value if you want to improve the sound from your pc.
  9. Decent improvement in sound quality and great value for money. Had this for over a month now and very happy with it. Certainly improves the sound from my speakers and headphones and great that i can leave my headphones plugged into the unit and switch between the speakers or headphones as and when. Neat unit on rubber feet which doesn’t move. Most of my music is mp3’s at 320 kbps (windows 10) and unit is used with ruark audio pc speakers and alessandro grado headphones. I realise you can get much better quality dac’s but at this price the unit is excellent value if you want to improve the sound from your pc.